Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A IL United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Native American Rights Fund N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Native American Rights Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Durham County NC Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Communities in Schools of Durham NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Bay Area Disc Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Native American Rights Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.